Dr. Ruediger graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2001. She graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences in 2017 with a Post-Professional Doctorate and a specialty in Administration and Practice Management. She has 18 years of clinical experience in inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient therapy, skilled nursing care, home health, hand therapy, and as a director of rehabilitation. Dr. Ruediger is Certified in Hand Therapy in the United Kingdom. She previously assisted Saginaw Valley State University in 2017-2018 as an adjunct professor prior to joining the university in August 2018 as an Instructor for the occupational therapy program. Dr. Ruediger is also pursuing a PhD in Education Technology and Design at Walden University. Her primary teaching responsibilities are OT Methods I: Assistive Technology on Campus and Flex Program, Patient Care Management, and OT Methods II: Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Modalities.